May 20 is SGWA Volunteer Training Day!

Become a volunteer ranger! Patrol the SGWA Wilderness areas, give interpretive programs, or help maintain trails with the SGWA crews. Meet new people, form new friendships and gain the satisfaction of providing community service while helping protect our Wilderness and educate the public. Our annual training day is May 20, 2017. Fill out the application here.

Big Falls Picnic Area Open Again

As of March 17, 2017, the Big Falls recreational area is open again. Visitors need to park in the lot below the picnic area. An Adventure Pass is required for most of the parking area. Adventure passes can be purchased at Mill Creek Ranger Station.

Only fax or mailed permits accepted as of March 15

Effective 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 15 2017, we will no longer be accepting wilderness permit requests received via email. Only permit requests received via fax or postal mail will be accepted. For those who do not have access to a fax machine, there are numerous online services that allow you to fax from your computer.
Our fax number and mailing address may be found on the permit application.

Current Status Vivian/Momyer Trailheads

As of March 5, both Vivian and Momyer trailheads are open. There is parking at Momyer only. The Big Falls/Vivian parking is still closed due to a large ice/gravel berm. Forest Service is working on getting it cleared. If you have any questions, please call the Mill Creek Ranger Station.

Banff Film Festival Sold Out – Thank You!

Thank you to all the attendees who joined us at the Banff Film Festival last night in Redlands. We sold out the theater and sadly had to turn some away. It was a great show – plan to join us next time!

Big Falls Picnic Area Inaccessible

Heavy snowfall has left the Big Falls picnic area and Vivian Creek trailhead inaccessible until further notice. Forest Service is working the issue.

SGWA Presents Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – March 3 2017

Tickets are still available at the Mill Creek Ranger Station, or at the door. Don’t miss this great set of films!

Join the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Redlands, at the Fox Event Center on Friday March 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries.

The 2016/2017 World Tour features an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports.

At each screening around the world, audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favorites from the hundreds of films entered into the annual festival.

For tickets and information go to our Events page

Donate to SGWA through Amazon!


Don’t Forget Every Kid in a Park

Did you know every fourth-grader in the U.S. can get free passes for themselves and their families to America’s National Parks and other public lands? That’s right, FREE! Free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year. Educators can even get free passes for a whole class of fourth-graders. Learn more at Every Kid In A Park.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival Thursday Oct 20

Join a benefit for SGWA at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival  7:00 p.m, Thursday Oct 20.  Sponsored by CSUSB Recreation & Wellness, ASI, OCE.

13 extraordinary films, music, and a raffle

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:00pm
Cal State University San Bernardino
Santos Manuel Student Union Event Center
5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino

Tickets $10 general public, purchase online or at the door. Pick up tickets at will call.
Students $5 / Faculty and Staff $8 Must show ID at will call